Adult Events

  1. Library

    Physical Address
    100 Garfield Street
    Newington, CT 06111

    Phone: 860-665-8700

Online Events/Programs via Zoom Cloud Meetings, YouTube,
Facebook and NCTV


Some events will take place on Zoom Cloud Meetings and all of the information on how to join an event can be found by clicking here. Registration is required. Participants who register by calling 860-665-8700 will be emailed a link to access the Zoom program prior to the event. We hope to see you there!  

Other events, which are not live and do not require registration are on our YouTube Channel and can be accessed via YouTube or on this events page.. There will also be some Live YouTube events scheduled that will require registration by calling 860-665-8700.

Some of our library programs with community partners will be available on NCTV on Tuesdays @10:00 a.m. and Thursdays @ 7:00 p.m. 

In Person Programs/Outdoor Programs

The library staff has planned to offer some small in-person programming outside this summer.  Please contact the library or view this webpage for the most up to date information.  These programs may need to change based on COVID-19 restrictions or inclement weather.  We appreciate your patience in this matter.  Our primary concern is everyone's safety.

 If you want to view some past programs you may have missed, scroll down to the bottom of this page to view the videos.

virtual tech help

Virtual Tech Help Appointments
Are you looking for help downloading an eBook?  Are you wondering how to get started with our streaming services like Hoopla? Do you need help with your smartphone or iPad? Call the library to schedule a one on one appointment with a librarian! Appointments will be held through Zoom.

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Adult Summer Reading
June 17 to August 13
 

Register yourself online, by phone with a print form (upon request) beginning June 17. Read or listen to the library books of your choice at your own pace. Receive one prize ticket for each book completed. Tickets will be available online; in the library and you can call to have one submitted. Weekly drawings are held on Friday. All weekly entries will be entered into the grand prize drawings which will be held on Friday, August 13. Winners will be notified. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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Grab n Go Coloring Packets 
Friday, July 30 

Packets of coloring pages, each with its own theme, will be ready for pickup on or after the date listed while supplies last. Call to register to reserve a coloring packet. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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 Page Turners Book Discussion * New date and location!!
 
Tuesday, August 3, 7:00 p.m.
 The Giver of Stars 
by JoJo Moyes
 
Join us on the library green for the first outdoor book discussion!! The discussion will be facilitated by a library staff member. Anyone interested is invited to attend. In the event of inclement weather, the discussion will be held through Zoom and a link sent out the day before the program. Registration is required to attend this event.

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Grab n Go Puzzle Packets
 August 3 & 17
 
Stuck in the house? Try something new. We will put together packets of fun just for you. Each packet will include puzzles and word games and more. Call to reserve a puzzle packet. Registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

meatballs

Culinary Delights: General Tso's Meatballs – Virtual
 
Monday, August 9
Chef Rob Scott is back with a yummy savory & sweet recipe! A video link & the recipe will be available beginning the day of the program.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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Word Essentials
 
Tuesday, August 10
 
Learn essential Word features for formatting, editing, handling graphics, and more! Video will be available on the library’s website on the day of the program.

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Aromatherapy 101 – Virtual
 
Wednesday, August 11, 6:30 p.m.
Kim Larkin is back with a Zoom program to teach you all about the benefits of aromatherapy especially in stressful times. Kits will be available so you can follow along and make your own essential oils at home. Registration is required to receive Zoom link. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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Adult Summer Reading Finale – Tales and Tails
 
Friday, August 13, 6:30 p.m.
 
Grand prize drawings will be held on the August 13. Details of the finale will be given to participants in early August. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

coloring packets

Grab n Go Coloring Packets 
 August 13 & 30
 

Packets of coloring pages, each with its own theme, will be ready for curbside e pickup on or after the dates listed while supplies last. Call to register to reserve a coloring packet.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Yvonne Alston

Foundations of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Virtual
 
Wednesday, August 18

Yvonne Alston says…. ”We are at our best when all voices are heard and valued, and when everyone has the opportunity to contribute their diverse perspective and talents to the mission at hand. This is where we think broader and do better.”  This presentation will open your eyes to the world around us. The video will be available on the day of the program
Co-sponsored by the Newington Chamber of Commerce.

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Music Mix Trivia Night with Jeanette & Karolyn – Virtual
Friday, August 20, 7:00 p.m.
Bring snacks and your beverage of choice and get comfy in your living room. It’s time for a Virtual Music Mix Trivia Night!   Our topic this month is a music mix of different years and genres.  Individuals and/or family teams of all ages are welcome to join in the fun.   Prizes will be awarded.   Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
 

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Decoding the Mystery of Cats – Virtual
 
Monday, August 23, 6:30 p.m.
Cat Behavior help with Stephen Quandt
Whether you have a cat behavior problem that you want help with or just fascinated by cat behavior and want to learn more - This program is a must! It's like group therapy for cat owners and it's fun! Registration is required for Zoom link.
Co-sponsored by the Cora J Belden, Berlin-Peck libraries

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Virtual Author Visit - Martha Hall Kelly
September 14, 7:00 p.m.
We are excited to announce that in collaboration with 4 other area libraries, Newington will be hosting native New Englander and popular author Martha Hall Kelly, author of Lilac Girls, Lost Roses, and the recently released Sunflower Sisters for a live virtual program on September 14, 2021 starting at 7:00 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Lucy Robbins Welles Library, Wethersfield Public Library, Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, Cora J. Belden Library, and Cromwell Belden Public Library.

Registration is required to receive the zoom link.

*We are also holding a book discussion of Sunflower Sisters on Thursday, September 2 @ 7:00 p.m.  Registration required.

​     Some past programs you may have missed    

retirement planning

AAA Retirement: The 5 Things You NEED to Know to Retire with Confidence – Virtual
Video available from Wednesday, July 14, - Wednesday, July 28 
Attendees will receive valuable information on strategies for planning their retirement and navigating the Social Security system. Resources will be shared on how to get maximum Social Security retirement benefits, and how to coordinate Social Security with other assets or income to confidently transition into retirement. 

Click here for the recorded program

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Get to Know Your iPhone
 
Video available from Tuesday, July 13 - Tuesday, July 27
 
Learn about the functions and features of Apple’s iPhone. This video will cover basic iPhone skills as well as searching with the iPhone’s browser and finding and installing apps. The video will be available on the day of the program.

Click here for the recorded program


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Culinary Delights: Baked Praline French Toast Casserole - Virtual
Video available from Monday, July 12 - Tuesday, July 26
Join Chef Rob Scott as he shares a delicious take on a breakfast favorite. A video link & the recipe will be available on the day of the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

knife block

ReDefined READS – Book Kitchen Knife Block
Wednesday, June 23

Watch and learn how to make how your own kitchen knife block with a recycled books. All supplies are provided. Call to register for your kit today. Kits are available to pick up beginning June 23. A link to the video will be available on the day of the program. Registration required.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

  • Click here for the video beginning June 23.
Goodreads and Novelist

Using Goodreads and NoveList – Virtual
Thursday, June 10 

The first video will explore how Goodreads can help you find books and authors, track your reading, connect with other readers, and more. The second video will demonstrate how to use NoveList to find titles and authors, read-a-likes, book lists, and more. Both videos will be available through the library’s website on the day of the program.

  • Click here for the video beginning June 10.
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Keeping your Vegetable Garden Happy and Healthy through the Growing Season - Virtual
Tuesday June 1, 7:00 p.m.

Are you starting to grow your first vegetable garden, but don't know what to do next? Attend this lecture to keep your garden healthy and productive through the growing season ahead. CT garden expert, Jillian Shea of PlantHer Garden Coaching will give you an easy-to-follow checklist for growing food in any size space while sharing some tricks of the trade to keep growing with confidence. This program is appropriate for beginners, but experienced gardeners will also enjoy learning some tips along the way!
These sessions will be followed with a live Q&A to discuss any questions about compost and gardening. Registration is required. This Q&A will also be available for viewing after June 1st.
Co-Sponsored by Newington Friends of the Library and the Rocky Hill, Berlin and Wethersfield Libraries.

Click here to access the presentation

Click here to access the Q & A chat